Homer Features

  • The holiday season seems to mess up time. People used to celebrating holidays in chronological order — first Halloween, then Thanksgiving and then Christmas — can just forget about that. Starting in October, it’s like time has been put in a blender and pureed. Holy relativity! In that new scie...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:55am
  • The Homer Council on the Arts recently received a challenge gift of $2,500 for its 20|20 Vision project, its annual appeal to raise funds for HCOA programs. The anonymous donor will match up to $2,500 in donations to the 20|20 Vision project.  Through a previous matching donation challenge, HCO...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:17am
  • Homer filmmaker Bjørn Olson has started a Kickstarter project to raise funds for “Heart of Alaska,” a film about Seldovia adventurers Erin McKittrick and Hig Higman’s journey around Cook Inlet with their two children, Katmai, 4, and Lituya, 2, from March to July of 2013. ...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:15am
  • In the March 19, 2014, edition of the Homer News, a local woman submitted a couple of poems with the following words: “I am sharing in hopes of encouraging anyone who is suffering in silence to tell someone. With help you can find the light switch and even turn it on.”  That woman was ...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:14am
  • The other day the Betster searched fruitlessly in email for an important document. After about 20 minutes, the Betster smacked forehead into palm and realized, Oops, that document had been faxed. You know — it existed only in dead tree format. Weird....

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:35am
  • Five years since the premiere of “Puffin Bay,” Homer filmmaker Brian Smith is taking on a new feature film, “The Care and Feeding of Jack,” a fictional telling of the life of a small town animal shelter and the changes it experiences. “I’m excited about doing an animal shelter character ...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:20am
  • Sixty-three artists. One hundred eleven pieces of art. One gallery. To call it inspiring would be an understatement.  The 10x10 Members Show, which opened last Friday at the Bunnell Street Arts Center, showcases an array of mediums, expressions and stories. Artists were invited to submit up to ...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:17am
  • A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western Alaska, and the effects of human interaction. In 1997, National Marine ...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:03pm
  • A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western Alaska, and the effects of human interaction. In 1997, National Marine ...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:02pm
  • Four years after Emblem Club No. 350 began in Homer, the following notice ran in the two-month-old Homer News in March 1964: “The Emblem Club is now running the Bingo at the Elks on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. $2 a card with two jackpots. Public invited.” More than 50 years later, the Homer club ...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:26pm

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